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  • $89,493
  • 134,700
  • 4.4
  • 12.2%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Screenwriting
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How much does a Film Director make in the United States?

Average Film Director Yearly Salary in the United States

Film Directors earn an average yearly salary of $89,493. Salaries typically start from $30,772 and go up to $183,553.

Average Film Director Hourly Wage in the United States

Film Directors earn an average hourly wage of $43.03. Hourly wages typically start from $14.79 and go up to $88.25.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

32%
Full-Time
68%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.1
SCORE
390
RATINGS
Film Directors average a score of 3.1 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Film Directors in the 65th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Film Director satisfaction

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Film Director Earnings by Seniority

Top End Film Director Earnings

The highest earning Film Directors in the United States earn:

$88.25
an hour
$183,553.5
per year
Senior Film Director Earnings

Senior Film Directors in the United States earn:

$51.43
an hour
$106,970.0
per year
Experienced Film Director Earnings

Experienced Film Directors in the United States earn:

$32.08
an hour
$66,726.5
per year
Junior Film Director Earnings

Junior Film Directors in the United States earn:

$20.76
an hour
$43,172.3
per year
Starting Film Director Earnings

Starting Film Directors in the United States earn:

$14.79
an hour
$30,772.0
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Film Director Salary Comparison

Film Directors earn more than 92% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Naval Architect Salary $99k
Talent Director Salary $93k
Art Director Salary $91k
Film Director Salary $89k
Games Artist Salary $87k
Filmmaker Salary $78k
News Anchor Salary $76k
Producer Salary $75k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Film Director salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Film Director Salary in California $61.87 $128,686.0 # 1
Film Director Salary in New York $56.64 $117,820 # 2
Film Director Salary in United States $43.03 $89,493.1 # 3
Film Director Salary in New Jersey $40.82 $84,900 # 4
Film Director Salary in District of Columbia $40.07 $83,350 # 5
Film Director Salary in Pennsylvania $39.77 $82,720 # 6
Film Director Salary in Illinois $38.57 $80,230 # 7
Film Director Salary in Maryland $38.25 $79,550 # 8
Film Director Salary in Georgia $36.58 $76,080 # 9
Film Director Salary in Florida $36.16 $75,220 # 10
Film Director Salary in Massachusetts $36.14 $75,180 # 11
Film Director Salary in New Mexico $35.12 $73,050 # 12
Film Director Salary in Nevada $34.27 $71,290 # 13
Film Director Salary in Washington $33.43 $69,540 # 14
Film Director Salary in Virginia $33.39 $69,460 # 15
Film Director Salary in Connecticut $32.75 $68,130 # 16
Film Director Salary in Texas $32.65 $67,920 # 17
Film Director Salary in Minnesota $32.03 $66,630 # 18
Film Director Salary in North Carolina $31.26 $65,020 # 19
Film Director Salary in Rhode Island $31.22 $64,930 # 20
Film Director Salary in Colorado $31.21 $64,910 # 21
Film Director Salary in Louisiana $31.13 $64,760 # 22
Film Director Salary in Michigan $31.01 $64,510 # 23
Film Director Salary in Oregon $30.73 $63,910 # 24
Film Director Salary in Alaska $30.71 $63,880 # 25
Film Director Salary in Utah $30.24 $62,900 # 26
Film Director Salary in Missouri $30.22 $62,860 # 27
Film Director Salary in Tennessee $29.16 $60,660 # 28
Film Director Salary in New Hampshire $29.15 $60,640 # 29
Film Director Salary in Delaware $29.12 $60,570 # 30
Film Director Salary in South Dakota $28.98 $60,270 # 31
Film Director Salary in Indiana $28.09 $58,430 # 32
Film Director Salary in Vermont $27.97 $58,170 # 33
Film Director Salary in Ohio $26.99 $56,140 # 34
Film Director Salary in Arizona $26.91 $55,970 # 35
Film Director Salary in Montana $26.61 $55,340 # 36
Film Director Salary in South Carolina $26.13 $54,360 # 37
Film Director Salary in Mississippi $25.84 $53,740 # 38
Film Director Salary in Wisconsin $25.58 $53,210 # 39
Film Director Salary in Wyoming $25.56 $53,160 # 40
Film Director Salary in Puerto Rico $25.24 $52,490 # 41
Film Director Salary in Idaho $24.88 $51,750 # 42
Film Director Salary in Kentucky $24.04 $50,000 # 43
Film Director Salary in Kansas $23.98 $49,880 # 44
Film Director Salary in Nebraska $23.72 $49,340 # 45
Film Director Salary in Alabama $23.21 $48,270 # 46
Film Director Salary in Arkansas $21.92 $45,590 # 47
Film Director Salary in Iowa $21.91 $45,570 # 48
Film Director Salary in Oklahoma $21.03 $43,750 # 49
Film Director Salary in Maine $20.47 $42,580 # 50
Film Director Salary in North Dakota $18.55 $38,590 # 51

Career Attributes

  • $89,493
  • 134,700
  • 4.4
  • 12.2%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Screenwriting
More Attributes